Authors Note: I want to thank Paul Ehrlich for his years of dedication to this column, and I am excited to be able to provide readers with my building automation thoughts, insights, etc., on a monthly basis.
Sometimes it does pay to sweat the small stuff. Data availability might vary depending simply on where you’re accessing it. Not only selection but placement of your sensors and transmitters can influence their effectiveness and response time. Bearing down on such details on the BMS side can yield long-term results for your cooling goals.
The people adapting and modifying new technology for fun yesterday will be shaping the building automation offerings of tomorrow. The differences in outlook and output will not be minor. Take a look at what the future might hold for facilities, consulting firms, and manufacturers.
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.